I think the word is perfectly chosen. Anyone who doesn’t put AR first is definitely unsophisticated, and therefore not the kind of guy you want to marry into the family. OD’s perspicacity is ne plus ultra.
His option can’t be picked up until this offseason...which it will.
I doubt his option is that high, especially for where he was picked.
Edit: I just saw his option is valued around 21M because he was a pro bowler in 2019.
We got Armstrong, Lakins, Scott, Harvey, Fry, Sulser. Sulser might be on thin ice, but even so, that leaves only three spots. If we use Lopez as swingman, that leaves only two.
We got two rule fives, and I know Mike wants to keep them both, but we also have Tate, Valdez, Lopez, plus, the guys banging on the door. I really would prefer we not sign any aging veteran unless he can really be counted on to not just produce, but to bring back something at the deadline, and that’s unlikely. We just don’t have room.